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Sujan's Solo photo show 'Stand Up Dhaka' an begins at AFD

Art & craft 2022-05-13, 9:29pm


Artist Bashir Ahmed Sujan's solo photo shoe 'Stand Up Dhaka' begins ad Alliance Francaise, Dhaka.

A solo panoramic photography exhibition titled ‘Stand Up Dhaka’ by artist Bashir Ahmed Sujan has begun at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka, Dhanmondi.

Mr. Khondoker Mostafizur Rahman, director general, Bangladesh National Museum attended the event as the chief guest. Eminent photographer Mr. Nasir Ali Mamun attended the event as special guest. Francois Grosjean, director, Alliance Française de Dhaka and Architect Nurur Rahman Khan also attended the event as the guest of honour.

‘Stand Up, Dhaka’ takes a fresh approach in exhibition and book-making in terms of format and gallery design. This is the first exhibition of vertical panoramic photographs in Bangladesh. The images have been presented in the gallery in a unique approach. The custom made and almost human scale photographs resembles the cityscapes of Dhaka. The photographer started working on the project back in 2006. The photographs in the exhibition and the book contains images till 2015 with few images from the Covid-19 lockdown. Amirul Rajiv and Naim Ul Hasan is the curator of the exhibition and the editor of the book.

Bashir Ahmed Sujan is a Bangladeshi photographer based in Dhaka. He is a member of Map Photo Agency and worked for various national and international organizations for more than two decades. His previous publications are ‘An Unknown Dusk’ (2007), ‘The Crochet Village’ (2010) and ‘Britto’ a collaboration with Map photographers (2003).

The exhibition will be open from Friday, 13 May to Saturday, 21 May 2022.

Visiting hours are Monday through Saturday from 03pm to 09pm (closed on Sunday). - Press release